ATC: Studio Nights (4-8 June 2024)

This edition of Studio Nights features the winning entries in the ATC’s latest playwriting competition!

These two wildly different one-act plays – with some surprising thematic intersections – were written by two members of the Brussels anglophone theatrical community. They were selected in a blind competition from among a large number of innovative entries. It was a tough call, but we think you’ll agree that these plays deserve the spotlight!

ALL SALES FINAL, written by Shannon Damery (directed by Karen El Haddad), takes us to a strange yet eerily familiar place, where “checking out” really does mean “checking out.”

THE LAST MARTINIS, written by Méabh Maguire (directed by Nastassia Maes), tells the story of an unlikely friendship that emerges from the demise of a largely forgotten but once glamorous piece of Brussels history.

In the convivial spirit of Studio Nights, a variety of drinks and American-themed snacks and goodies will be available before and after the show as well as during a slightly extended intermission.

Tickets available at https://www.billetweb.fr/studio-nights-2024

Post expires on Saturday June 8th, 2024

BSS: Merry Wives of Windsor (11-16 June 2024)

It’s summer 2024. Falstaff arrives at the Garter Hotel in Windsor with his semi-criminal ‘retinue’, looking to scam some easy money by romancing two wealthy wives there with his fading charms, Mrs Ford and Mrs Page. His overtures to the former excite the jealousy of Mr. Ford, leading to comically furious scenes.

Meanwhile the hotel’s host enjoys setting up practical jokes between two other guests, the Reverend Sir Hugh and Doctor Caius. A further guest, the ancient retired Justice Shallow, is there to find a suitable wife for his cellar-dwelling video gamer nephew, Slender.The Pages are on the same quest for their daughter Anne. Her father favours Slender; Mrs Page, Doctor Caius. But anyone is better than Anne’s current squeeze, louche aristo ‘bad boy’ Fenton.

Will the scatterbrained Ms. Quickly – personal message deliverer to all of them – manage to get the right messages to the right people? Who will marry Anne? Who will come out top practical joker? Will Falstaff’s scheming succeed? Come and enjoy Shakespeare’s light frothy farce – and the worst joke he ever wrote!

11-16 of June at 20:00
Matinée: Saturday 15th of June 14:00
Venue: Théâtre Mercelis, Rue Mercelis 13, 1050 Ixelles
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Tickets on sale here: https://thelittleboxoffice.com/bss

Post expires on Sunday June 16th, 2024

ETC La Grande Duchess (5-6 July 2024)

For two nights in July ETC brings back its successful summer ’23 production of Offenbach’s opera bouffe comedy ‘La Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein’, before the show transfers to a theatre run in France..

Directed by Andy Fisk, with Musical Direction by Steven de Mesmaeker.

Dates: 5 and 6 July 2024 – 20h

Venue: Théâtre Comédie Claude Volter, Avenue des Frères Legrain 98, 1150 Bruxelles

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In French with English and Dutch surtitles
With small orchestra/ avec petit orchestre / met klein orkest

Tickest €20 available at https://etcetera.littleboxoffice.com

Post expires on Thursday June 6th, 2024